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Funding for troubled families is vital. Councils won't cope if it's withdrawn

My council receives £800,000 a year and funds the work of 30 people. We need to know what the future holds Over the years, many council’s have relied on Troubled Families funding to support a range of children’s services. Photograph: Alamy Paying for a pair of walking boots so a young person can go on …

Boris Johnson to say reversing Brexit vote would be disastrous – Politics live

The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, will deliver the first of the planned “road to Brexit” series of speeches by government ministers at 11am, in which he will warn that reversing the 2016 referendum would be a “disastrous mistake” and insist that leaving the European Union is “not grounds for fear, but hope”. However, the Pro-Brexit …

Fifty Shades Freed ties up top spot at UK box office

The third instalment takes the franchise over $1bn worldwide, while The Greatest Showman appears set to overtake La La Land as biggest-grossing original musical Performing well … Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Freed. Photograph: Doane Gregory/Universal The winner: Fifty Shades Freed Universal is celebrating cracking $1bn worldwide with its Fifty Shades franchise. …